Tag Archives: Ancient Historiography

The Certamen of Homer and Hesiod and the Gospels: Some Comparanda

In my earlier essay “Ancient Historical Writing Compared to the Gospels of the New Testament,” I contrasted the canonical Gospels with the genres of ancient historiography and historical biography. To be sure, historiography and biography were not the same genre in antiquity, … Continue reading

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Ancient Historical Writing Compared to the Gospels of the New Testament

[This essay has since been published as a peer-reviewed article that can be accessed online here.] One of the subjects that first got me interested in Classics, even before I began my Ph.D. graduate studies, was the genre of ancient Greek … Continue reading

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Methodological Approaches to Ancient History

Why do we trust some historical sources but not others? How am I justified in believing with high confidence that Alexander the Great existed, but doubting the existence of someone like Romulus or Moses? Do I have good grounds for … Continue reading

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